Tom Brennan: Former RHP Indians, Dodgers and White Sox


1. Could you tell us your story on dropping down?

 I started to drop down because of speed and movement; over the top wasn't fast enough and not enough movement.


2. What are some of the advantages you had from your arm angle?

The biggest advantage was the movement. By dropping down you're able to come over the ball as you throw giving you a sinking fastball.


3. If you didn't drop down, do you think you would have had the same success?

 No I don't

4. What would you tell someone debating on changing their arm angle?

 If you think that you have reached your peak speed and it is not enough for strikeouts (2 to1 or better 3 to 1 ratio), then consider dropping down. The toughest part is getting a good curve or slider from down under!

5. Are there any mechanical tips that you'd give to someone throwing sidearm/submarine?

Mechanical tips....keeping your hand on top of the ball. Try not to sling the ball(getting under it).


6. What pitches did you throw?

Sinker, slider, and change

7. How did you pitch to lefties/righties?

Usually away.....Staying away from Major-League power. The next pitch could be a ground ball double play.

 8. Lastly what was your favorite part about pitching from down there?

If you have a very good sinker you can pitch anywhere.